Where are you originally from?
I grew up in Shelton, Connecticut. Though have lived and explored throughout New England and NYC prior to starting residency.
Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Where did you attend Medical School?
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Biddeford, ME
Why did you choose PTHA?
In my 3rd year of medical school I did an elective rotation at the Swinomish Indian Health Clinic in North Western Washington. Working/learning at this clinic, I realized the power of family medicine and health promotion to help uplift communities. It has always been my mission, and passion, to help correct disparities in healthcare and inequity throughout society. I decided that pursuing a career in Indian Health Services aligned well with my personal philosophy and hopes for Native Communities and society as a whole.
When I found that PTHA had a residency and would train me specifically to work in Indian Country it was an easy choice.
I feel honored and loved to be given the opportunity, to learn and to serve with Puyallup Tribal Health Authority.
What are your interests?
My interests are always evolving, currently I am interested in preventative care, health promotion, and 'alternative' medical modalities.
I also thoroughly enjoy treating people with my hands, using Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMT), to help maintain people their health and wellness, as well as manage their pain.
I am trying to make the most of my time in residency by learning from all of the talented attendings, co-residents, nurses, and other providers surrounding me at PTHA and Tacoma General/Mary Bridge Hospital.
What are some fun facts about you?
I spend what free time I'm afforded climbing rocks, riding bikes, sliding down mountains on a snowboard, running on trails, dancing to or playing music, learning to garden, and plotting nonviolent revolution with my amazing wife.